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Diocese of Eluru

Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • AIDS hospitals:
    1
  • Boarding Homes:
    21
  • Clinics (leprosy):
    4
  • Dispensaries, health centers:
    17
  • Homes for the elderly and disabled:
    11
  • Hospitals:
    14
  • Hostels:
    16
  • Orphanages:
    55

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Commission for Catechetics and Bible:
    Director: Father T. Gabriel
  • Commission for Catholic Charities:
    Director: Father G. Moses
  • Commission for Education:
    Director: Father I. Michael
  • Commission for Family Apostolate:
    Director: Father B. Ratna Raju
  • Commission for Laity and Family:
    Director: Father Maria Elias
  • Commission for Liturgy:
    Director: Father M. Vijaya Kumar
  • Commission for Media:
    Director: Father Joseph Parayil, SSP
  • Commission for Pontifical Mission Aids:
    Director: Father R. Maria Joji, MF
  • Commission for Vocations:
    Director: Father K. Rayappan
  • Commission for Youth:
    Director: Father K. Charles

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Andhra Pradesh Social Service Society Regional Training Centre (APSSS), a training center which conducts motivational camps
  • Bhimadole Development Society (BDS), a voluntary agency founded by the Vincentian Fathers
  • Diocesan Catechetical, Liturgical, Adult Educational and Leadership Training Centre
  • People's Action for Rural Awakening (PARA), a voluntary agency founded by the Salesian Fathers
  • St. Jerome's Centre for Pastoral Activities

Social Communications

  • There is a diocesan newsletter: Illuminare Omnes

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Dental Colleges:
    1
  • Dental Colleges - Students:
    500
  • Post-graduate and degree colleges:
    9
  • Post-graduate and degree colleges - Students:
    3,589
  • Schools of Nursing:
    1
  • Schools of Nursing - Students:
    43
  • Secondary Schools:
    29
  • Secondary Schools - Students:
    22,200
  • Bachelor of Education Colleges:
    1
  • Bachelor of Education Colleges - Students:
    120
  • Colleges of Nursing:
    1
  • Colleges of Nursing - Students:
    300
  • Pre-Primary Schools:
    16
  • Pre-Primary Schools - Students:
    5,500
  • Primary Schools:
    101
  • Primary Schools - Students:
    10,500
  • Technical Institute - Students:
    435
  • Technical Institutes:
    11
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